ISIS to Enemies: If You Approach We’ll Kill Yazidi Sex Slaves (The Clarion Project)

The Islamic State is holding the women in homes in northern Iraq. With coalition forces just across a river, ISIS sent out this chilling warning.

Reverse engineering a Smarter Coffee machine for fun and a security lesson (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Simone Margaritelli has done a reverse engineering of the Smarter Coffee IoT Machine Protocol to control the machine from his terminal. What is the lesson?

Breaking the Microsoft JEA technology to hack a system (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

The security researcher Matt Weeks discovered a way to abuse the Microsoft Just Enough Administration (JEA) technology to escalate user profiles.

What place for women in Ukraine’s memory politics? (Olesya Khromeychuk, openDemocracy)

Conflict may have forced Ukraine to re-evaluate its past, but public officials do their country a disservice by excluding and particularising the role of women.

Rethinking the Oil Market (Rabah Arezk, Project-Syndicate)

Oil prices have plummeted by about 65% from their peak in June 2014 (see chart below), and there is now intense debate about why. One thing we know for sure is that the oil market has undergone structural changes, thus making this latest episode different from previous dramatic price fluctuations.

Utilities need to invest up to $43 trillion by 2060 as electricity demand expected to double (LeAnne Graves, The National)

Companies will need to invest between US$35 trillion to $43tn until 2060 to meet rising energy needs as the global power market shifts away fossil fuels, energy experts said.

Neither Candidate Scored Any Decisive Victory (Robert W. Merry, The National Interest)

Their disrespect for each other in blunt and sometimes brutal ways marred the effort to place this debate on a high plane of discourse